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The batteries are not the same.


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The iPad is charging now. Just that it remained with the zero charge indicator for over 5 hours although it was connected to its own charger which was working.the first charge took in all over 18 hours. Now it is working as expected. I.e., the charge cycles are only few hours.


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Yes, many apps can check the battery status, I use Battery Doctor.


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If you have a Mac, try coconutBattery. Very simple to use! ;)


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If you decide to use a third-party cable, I would recommend an Apple MFI certified cable. These will be more expensive than other non-Apple cables, but they have been approved by Apple and should not damage your device.


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Sometimes it helps to do a soft reset: hold the Power button and the Home button at the same time, keep holding, the unit will switch off, keep holding, then when you see the white apple logo let go and let the ipad start up normally. Try again.


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You should only use the original Apple battery. You can read everywhere that cheap other brand batteries are s**t and go broke very soon or immediately. (The same goes for batteries for cameras). Perhaps you can recover your money from Ebay.


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I've never been concerned with such a small measurement error. I'd be interested in seeing more data. If you make a month's measurements at least daily - please post and share. Perhaps something is concerning but the small fluctuation you report isn't concerning to me.


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Lithium cells degrade over time so getting a new cell is always better three years shelf life or worse. Worse, if the part falls into deep discharge, it will be ruined. I have no issue with old batteries but I charge them up to 50% every 6 months to avoid deep discharge. When you can get a cell that you know was put into long term storage properly, then buy ...


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You should be able to use Ctrl + Shift + Eject, this puts the mac to sleep. On a Macbook you need to use Ctrl + Shift + Power since there is no eject button (unless you are using an external keyboard).


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Yes with time you can do like Ender says, or simply do it directly by clicking on the Apple on the top-left corner and click Suspend Activity (Go in sleeping mode)


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You can find these options in System Preferences > Energy Saver. Drag the "Computer Sleep:" slider to the left. Note that for newer Apple portables, Yosemite combines the sleep and display sleep option: http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/2013-mba-no-computer-sleep-setting-wtf-heres-why.1598329/


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Battery Drop of 5% in two hours is not bad A battery drop of 5% within two hours is not bad at all. How much does it drop throughout an entire day? How long can you use it for taking a few calls, browse a little? If it only drops heavily, when not in airplane mode, please check your battery usage: Settings -> General -> Usage -> Battery Usage ...


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They may not be able to log onto AT&T or unlock your phone to read your texts. However, if they have access to your iPhone, they can listen to your texts! Even under Settings → Notifications with the Show on Lock Screen option off, all someone has to do is ask Siri to read messages and she will! So turn off Siri to keep those text private!


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Avast free Mac Security does somewhat drain battery life. However, despite the disadvantages, I strongly suggest that you use it. I own a Macbook Pro Retina 2014 running OS X Yosemite and Avast has blocked 5+ web threats. I also use Avast to scan files from unknown sources and to scan files shuttled from USB sticks. From my experience, Avast lowers the ...


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apple has a useful page with some tips on how to keep your battery healthy right here: Apple battery tips They also recommend discharging the battery about once a month. I don't think sleeping instead of powering off makes that much of a difference.


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Hypothetically the answer is yes - but - for all practical purposes you will never have to worry. One could somehow "rig" up a malicious USB cable that did something funky - but - one you would buy from a 3rd party should never hurt your phone (although the cable might not last too long) If its MFI Certified that means its Non-Apple but Apple approved. ...



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